Meet Mrs. Howard

Quick Facts:

  • I am a native Coloradan (I am the fifth generation) and a native Highland Rancher. I have not made it far, but who could leave this beautiful area?
  • I am a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. At UNC, I received my B.S. in Elementary Education with an emphasis in mathematics.
  • This will be by sixth year teaching! I have been very lucky to spend those six years here at Heritage.
  • I have taught 4th and 5th grade.
  • I am happily married to my husband Jonathan, and we have a sweet little Golden Retriever, Maverick.

My Favorite Things:

  • Food: Sushi!
  • Drink: Skinny Vanilla Latté
  • Snack: Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Restaurant: Salsa Brava
  • Book: Harry Potter
  • Subject: Math
  • School Supply: Felt tip pens
  • Store: Target or Amazon
  • Flower: Lilly or Tulips
  • Color: Dark Purple
  • TV Show: Gilmore Girls

My Hobbies:

  • Working out - I work out 6 times a week!!!
  • Reading
  • Brush Calligraphy
  • Chalkboard Signs
  • Graphic Design
  • Cooking
  • Hiking
  • Drinking coffee

5th Grade in a nutshell!

One of the greatest things about being a teacher is the continual life long love of learning. I love learning alongside the students. The students have just as much to share with me as I do with them.

Fifth grade will be full of many new and exciting learning opportunities. I look forward to facilitating a classroom where we collaborate and communicate with each other for optimal learning. Students will be critically thinking and have many opportunities to be creative thinkers.

In math this year we will further skills in multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and geometry. During literacy, we will find the love of reading though a variety of different novels, multiple genres, we will learn how to incorporate research skills, and write multi-paragraph compositions. In science, we will explore states of matter, the human body system, Earth’s surfaces, and energy resources. In social studies we will go back in time to 1490 through the development of the United States. Additionally, with our civics unit we will learn what it is to be a citizen and how to play a role in our community through Young Ameritowne.